The Paradox of Grace

Today, I’m writing from my deck, overlooking Queen Street in The Beach Village (Toronto). It’s raining, but I’m sitting under a small covered area, watching the raindrops fall and listening to the sound of tires whispering and sighing as they roll along the saturated streets beneath me. I came out here because it was warmer than being inside. The A/C in our apartment is a bit too efficient and I …

Born To Fly

A few months ago, I joined a meetup group for Christian entrepreneurs. This was before the COVID19 shutdown, while I was passionately investing my energy in developing a new business idea. Because this new venture kinda came out of nowhere, (more about that later) I couldn’t help but think that maybe God wanted me to take a new direction with my work. For those who don’t know my story, here’s …

My Personal Manifesto

Last week, we left off with me declaring that I was going to move forward with a “clean slate”, starting with clearing off my actual whiteboard, which was cluttered with useless lists and reminders. As it turns out, I didn’t clean it off as quickly as I intended to. For some reason, I had the feeling that there was something ‘more’ about to reveal itself. That turned out to be …

Derek Sivers, Minimalism and My Whiteboard

I learned a lot about myself this week. During my two hours of walking each day, I’ve been listening to podcasts, and lately, the ones I seem to be gravitating to the most are those which offer different perspectives on things. I mentioned last week that I was particularly impacted by one of Seth Godin’s Akimbo episodes… and that made me think of another person whose blog I used to …

St-illness

Here I stare at a blank page as I set out to write my first blog post in… I don’t know how long. Since I wrapped things up (sometime in 2016) I have written one or two posts about relevant things but I haven’t felt “called” to do it regularly in quite some time. Until now. Some of you may be annoyed to see yet another email cluttering up your …

Living the Beatitudes

Until recently, I was living in a fantasy. A fantasy which allowed me to believe whatever I wanted to believe, whether it was true or not. I deceived myself into thinking that what was important in life was my own happiness. Happiness was the goal. Everything I strived for was with that purpose in mind: To make myself happy. For years I thought happiness was about feeling special, loved, successful …

Who Is Jesus?

Greetings friends! In the spirit of cultivating and contributing to a more authentic Christmas experience, I’m sharing this excellent short video about who Jesus is. It’s important to watch, regardless of your beliefs or worldview because I believe that, as I was, many people are either confused or had some misunderstandings about Jesus. This video addresses the most common questions we have about Jesus and I recommend it to everyone who is …